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How to Help Your Children Through Tough Times

Being a parent means being there for your children. You change their nappies, teach them how to ride a bike and discourage them from eating too many lollies, and then, before you know it they are all grown up and dealing with adult problems like break ups. If you have a son or daughter experiencing
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How to conquer fear

The Top 10 Most Common Fears and How to Conquer Them

A couple of weeks ago I blogged about fear stopping people from following their dreams. It was great to see people posting up comments, and talking about how they’d broken free of their fears, but it got me thinking about fear in general. What are people afraid of? I started doing some research, looking at
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Should You Go Into Business With a Friend

Should You Go Into Business With a Friend?

The Case of Nimble ActiveWearToday I read a great story on the Smart Company website about the two women behind the multi-million dollar clothing brand, Nimble ActiveWear. Katia Santilli and Vera Yan have been friends since they were 14. They met at school, but when they grew up Vera moved to Sydney while Katia went
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How to Stop Burn Out

How to Stop Burn Out

The late-great US basketball coach John Wooden once said, “Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life.” Too many of us are being burnt out by our jobs. Companies seem to want more and more from their employees. Those European companies, which let their staff work six-hour shifts and take regular holidays,
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Right Time to Quit Your Day Job

When is the Right Time to Quit Your Day Job and Focus on Your Passion-Driven Venture?

I’ve said many times that life is too short to stay in a job you hate and be miserable. The better option is to create a job of your dreams based around a personal interest or passion. With the advent of the internet it has never been easier to go into business. By marketing online
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The Right Time to Expand a Business

When is it The Right Time to Expand a Business?

Doing the passion for profit tour and meeting so many enthusiastic people ready to take that step and begin a venture has been incredibly inspiring. Last week I wrote about how to maintain your enthusiasm and stay positive when facing obstacles. Today, I want to talk about what you should consider before expanding a successful
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Become Online Business Savvy

How to Become Online Business Savvy

If you want to turn your passion into profit, you will need to market your new enterprise online. During my recent tour I explained that there are clever people out there who can help you. You can employ someone to do all your social media, build your website, even make snazzy videos of you to
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Raise funds through crowdfunding

How Australian Businesses Could Raise Capital through Crowdfunding

Major AnnouncementThe big news in Australian business last week was that the Federal Government introduced legislation that could allow companies to use crowdfunding to raise capital. The Labor Party hasn’t yet said how it will vote on this.Crowdfunding is when a large number of people each contribute relatively small amounts to fund a project, venture
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